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Providing senior in-home care tips and stories for everything related to senior care.

Senior Sleeplessness: Could It Be Insomnia?

Posted by Michael Watson on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Although the term insomnia is often assigned to any restless night a person encounters, many of those nights are circumstantial at best. Insomnia actually refers to a "sleep disorder" rather than the occasional sleeplessness that many seniors experience. Here are a few basic facts. 

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Tips For Seniors Preparing For 2018 Storm Season

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Colorado State University Hurricane researchers have predicted that the 2018 storm season will be slightly above average. While it's not expected to be as bad as the 2017 season, there are still compelling reasons for seniors to be prepared. Here are a few steps you can take to do that.

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Fun Spring Activities for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Spring can be a wonderful time to enjoy some fun activities!  This list of fun spring activities will put a smile on your senior's face and a spring in their step.

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5 Practical New Car Features For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Buying a new car is a great experience. Calculating the expense and realizing that you can afford it feels absolutely delightful. And driving off the lot with a new ride is so satisfying. In between though, there is much research to be done. To help you get started, here are a few practical vehicle features that seniors will find very helpful.

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A Basic Approach For Seniors Doing Spring Cleaning

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Spring is in the air and it is the customary time for seniors and others to do a thorough cleaning of the home. While there is likely a ton of things you can consider doing, here is a basic list to start with. As you go about this project, be sure to ask for help when you need it, and take it one room at a time.

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Understanding Memory Loss and When It's More Than Normal

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Memory loss in a senior can be normal or it can be the sign that it's something more severe, such as dementia. You need to understand what's considered age-related memory loss and when it's time to speak to a doctor about it being a symptom of Alzheimer's or another disease.

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Tax Time: Tips for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It's that time again. Going through the headache of filing taxes is here. Getting all type of paperwork together could be quite the hassle. Have no fear. There are some things you can do to help prepare for IRS and make filing your taxes less painful. Here are a few places to check.

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Top 3 effective new years resolutions for seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Women_thinking_pencil-LR.jpgEach year begins another cycle of life that is worth celebrating. Too often, each year passes where goals become obstacles versus reaching satisfaction by tackling new objectives. Professor Timothy Pychyl from the Carleton University has cited that new year's resolutions provide motivation but often fail because people are either not ready for change or the goal is simply unrealistic. Setting realistic goals is perhaps the easiest of these two obstacles to overcome. So this year attaining and reaching your new year's resolutions is as simple as learning your A,B,Cs.

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Senior Friendly Kitchen Appliances And Gadgets

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Modern technology can be a blessing and a curse for our seniors these days. We have appliances that practically do everything for you, that is if you know how to use computer technology to program them correctly. However, many high tech small appliances and gadgets have been invented with the elderly in mind. Investing in a few of these inexpensive items in the kitchen can help keep them safe and independent for as long as possible. Here are a list of 7 kitchen aides and gadgets for seniors:

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Black Friday VS. Cyber Monday: Safe Shopping For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Black Friday and Cyber Monday, although holiday shopping events, have almost become holidays themselves. Whether for items that are needed for personal use or for gifts, many consumers anxiously await one of these two dates to make a purchase. But what exactly is all the hype about? Additionally, why can one of these events be a safer option for seniors?

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